Lake Viking News February 2019

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VVA Board of Directors Call to Order Phil Stockard, Lot 1180, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Susan Zalenski, Lot 364; Mike Krehbiel, Lot 559; Flint Hibler, Lot 183; James Funk, Lot 2904; Troy Lesan, Lot 576; and Mike Booth, Lot 1259. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Troy Lesan led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Jan. 13, 2019, board meeting. Flint Hibler seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: No Report Finance Committee: Mike Krehbiel reported on the Feb. 6 finance meeting. The Finance Committee reviewed the 2018 yearend numbers and 2019 Proposed Budget. They also reviewed the first month of 2019 financials. The committee discussed the 2018 Income Tax returns. Our Attorney, Michael Gunn and our accountant, Jimmy McKinley, will be working together to prepare these returns this year. Glenn Miller briefed us on the Town Hall finance presentation, and Shad Mort briefed us on the dredge plan. We collected $47,844 on the new deferred maintenance / capital projects assessment that was voted in last year. We will be opening a new account with this money and the committee discussed rounding it to $50,000 since we did have an overage on income. Mike also mentioned that budgets can take a hit due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather events. The January snow storms have cost us nearly $12,000 for overtime, fuel and treatment for the roads. Strategic Planning Committee: Susan Za-

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lenski reported on the continuing progress of the clubhouse reno. New lighting will be here next week and the old wagon wheel fixtures will be sold to provide more funds to finish the project. There are still things like a sound system, new tables and chairs and building a closet, that the committee would like to do. We are planning an open house at the clubhouse on March 2 to reveal what has been done. Kenny Southwick will give a presentation at the annual meeting on Strategic Planning Development. Activities Committee: Mary Hibler presented the March events for activities. There will be a wine & cheese tasting on March 9 and the sip & paint on March 23. The Activities Committee will also be helping out with the Polar Plunge on Feb. 23. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported three new permits for their last meeting, with two of those permits being houses. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported their new tables and chairs have arrived, so the new training room is complete. Tony is planning to attend the KAW Fire Protection District meeting next Wednesday to present them a plaque for providing first responder and fire help to our community. Campground: Mary Hibler reported not much action in the campgrounds yet. Mary and Flint will be working on a project of measuring all campsites for size guidelines of the campgrounds. This information will be provided to the office for someone renting a space and needing to know what size camper will fit. James Funk addressed the Board about some changes that the Campground Review Board is

NOTICE TO LANDLORDS If you have a rental property at Lake Viking, please read the following. ARTICLE XI - DWELLING RENTALS Section 1. A member can only rent one house at a time. Only a house is an eligible rental property. Garages, unimproved lots, shelters, private docks, private shorelines, beaches and campground spaces are not eligible for renting to non-members. Individual rooms in a house cannot be rented separately. Rental is for the entire property. Section 2. Non-member renters will pay Viking Valley Association a Renter’s fee for every whole or part of every 12 month period equal to the current year dues and Assessments. This Fee does not constitute any kind of membership. This Renter’s Fee is due on or before first day of occupancy. Member is responsible for ensuring Renter’s Fee is paid on or before first day of occupancy and upon any extension or renewal of lease. This fee is not refundable or subject to proration under any circumstances. We are grandfathering in the 10 current renters as of March 6, 2016 for the term of the current lessee. Section 3. Non-member Renters must show the Member’s guest pass for access to the pool, clubhouse facilities, beaches and community areas. If a Member is not in good standing, the Member’s guest passes are invalid. Section 4. No non-member renters are allowed to have watercraft titled in their name on the lake. All watercraft must be titled to a property owner. Renters with a valid guest pass may only use watercraft of a member in good standing. All watercraft are stickered according to the lot number of the Member. No guest and/or non-member watercraft allowed. Section 5. It is the Member’s responsibility to deliver a copy of their lease in its entirety to the Association office prior to the start of renter occupancy. Member shall have 10 days to notify the Association office of any changes or amendments to that lease pertaining to occupancy extensions or renewals. Section 6. Every non-member renter must attend a Zebra Mussel information session at the Association office within 10 days of the first day of occupancy. Section 7. All non-member renters must abide by the By-Laws, Covenants and Restrictions. Members shall be responsible for compliance of such Rules and Regulations by renters.

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recommending. They are as follows: Page 31 ADD below 2nd paragraph: Assignment of camping spaces: Member in good standing wishing to obtain a camp space or those wishing to move from a current space to an open space as long as the camper fits within the length guidelines of the new space. They can have their name added to the list maintained by the Association Office. Priority will be given as follows: 1. Members wishing to move camper from current camp space to another, providing the space the member wants is open and falls within the camper space length guidelines. When possession of the preferred space is obtained, their previous space is then forfeited and available for other members. 2. Members wishing to obtain a camp space that currently is not in either campground. This is also dependent upon the site, camper length and position on the Association list. 3. Member already in the campground wanting to rent an additional space. Also on page 31 after the next 2 paragraphs: Full time campers using their camp space for more than 21 days in a given month shall notify the Association Office or Safety and the member will pay an additional $65 per month camp fee. The camping fee for tents is $15 per day for two people, with an additional fee of $5 per person per day, with a maximum of two tents, all paid in advance. The pass must be affixed to the tent in a visible manner and the second tent must be adjacent to the primary tent. Contact Safety at 660-663-2204 to pay your tent fees and receive your pass. Page 32 Under “Unauthorized use of special permit vehicle in campground” ADD to end of paragraph: Also you must be a licensed driver to operate the motorized vehicle. James Funk moved to accept these changes to the campground rules. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion passed. Lake Committee: No report Continued on Page 7

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Welcome New Members! January 2019

Lot 1129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kendall & Nancy Petrie Lot 1783. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Averlie Ingram Lot 1764. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin & Rachel Ray Lot 654. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John & Jolyn Kennedy Lot 3067. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Campbell Lot 1761. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dilon Schmidt


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The greatest plunge on earth happens at LV on Saturday, Feb. 23 The 12th Annual Polar Plunge takes place Saturday, Feb. 23. Brave men and women from around the area will don costumes and swimwear and take “polar” dips into Lake Viking. Their Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition for the 1,200 Special Olympics Missouri athletes here in the north area. The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 10 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good cause. The event is hosted by Chillicothe Correctional Center, Crossroads Correctional Center and Western Missouri Correctional Center and will take place at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Day-of registration begins at 11 a.m. and the Plunge starts promptly at 2 p.m. The Costume Parade will be at 1 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged. Awards will be given in the following

categories: top fundraisers, top fundraising group, top fundraising school, and top law enforcement. Golden Plunger Awards for the most creative costumes will also be presented to top group and top individuals. Awards will be presented in the clubhouse immediately following the plunge. The Pee Wee Plunge for those nine-and-under will be at 12 noon; registration is at 11 a.m., and the fee is $25. Each Pee Wee plunger will receive an official polar hat. With fund-raising of $100 or more, the plunger will receive a fun Polar Plunge prize. In 2018, Polar Plungers raised over $30,000 for Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75 to participate and can earn incentives by reaching fundraising goals. This year’s goal is $35,000, and organizers hope to break the million-dollar mark across the

state with 13 events. The easiest way to register is online at www. Participants may also request paper registration forms from the SOMO area office at All plunging participants will receive an official Polar Plunge commemorative shirt, bragging rights for freezing your fur off. Concessions of hotdogs, chili dogs, chips, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate will be available for a free will offering. Polar Plunge sponsors include Barnes Baker Automotive Group, Max Curnow Chevrolet Buick, Smithfield Hog Production, and Lake Viking Association. For more information about the Polar Plunge, please contact Melody Prawitz, at (816) 233-6232 or email

Animal Rules & Regulations

Cemetery Decorum


Allowing dogs to roam/animal bite: Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Any animal whether leashed or unleashed that attacks or bites a person, and after review of the circumstances, is deemed to be a vicious animal and must be removed from the lake. The owner of the animal is subject to a minimum $500.00 infraction ticket.

Flower bouquets are permitted any time of the year. For the spring and summer seasons beginning March 1st and extending to December 1st of each year, no wreaths or sprays, or other decorative materials shall be used on any lot, except such decorative materials as can be contained in vases mounted to the marker base. Exceptions will be made for a period of one week following an interment service, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Wreaths, flowers, and other materials left on graves, which have withered or become unsightly, will be removed by the cemetery without notice. Wreaths and other decorative materials must be removed from shipping boxes and containers before placing said materials on any grave.

Just a reminder, camp spaces are NOT transferrable with the sale of your lot or camper. The campground agreement that each of you have signed states: Section Eight: Privilege Not Assignable Licensee’s privileges under this Agreement shall not be assignable by Licensee in whole or in part.


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2019 Capital Expenditures Sidewalks in front of Clubhouse



Excavator trade



Roofing @ Shelters



Dock redecking


5,000.00 25,000.00

Road tubes - how many???


Security vehicle



Trade batwing mower



Campground expansion



Dredge pump repair



New Furnace for Office



Deck Railing for Clubhouse






Lake Viking 50th Anniversary Book is now on Click the large green print announcement on the homepage directly below the picture. Then click Lake Viking 2017 (in green print) and read the book in its entirety.

NOTICE Runway for Aircraft Only Now that spring is here, not only is there an increase in boat traffic, but also more aircraft using the LV Page 1 airport. While we do not have a great deal of air traffic, remember that our runway is for aircraft use only. For your protection, and that of others, please keep all vehicles and pedestrians clear of the airport runway at all times.

REMINDERS!! 6 Exceed Maximum

Posted Speed Limit: The maximum speed limit for the operation of any vehicle or conveyance upon the roads, ways, streets, and thoroughfares of the subdivision shall be thirty (30) miles per hour except in those areas where additionally restricted speed limits may be posted, whether temporary or permanent.

INCOME Membership Dues Special Assessments Special Lake Assessments Ramp Gate Assessment Special Road Assessments Deferred Maint./Capital Projects Assmts. Collections on Delinquent Accts Service Charge Credit Card Convenience Fees Campground income Mowing receipts Building Permit Fee Clubhouse Income Clubhouse Renovation Sales Income Cemetery Income Special Rd Dist 1 Fire Department Income Activities Income Interest Earned Contract Income- PWSD # 3 Misc Income Total Income

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Actual 88,351.85 746,211.19 143,298.78 4,645.00 47,844.72 45,344.36 24,201.84 9,043.71 2,997.17 77,641.02 10,912.35 36,175.00 2,285.00 30,283.81 8,714.31 375.00 11,418.39 1,528.00 5,114.00 7,221.61 3,962.50 22,162.06 1,329,731.67

EXPENSES Gross Wages-Admin Gross Wages-Maint Gross Wages-Dredge/Spec. Lake Gross Wages-Security Gross Wages-Housekeeping Gross Wages-Pool Credit Card Merchant Fees Employer FICA Tax Expense Employee Retirement Administrative Expense Employee Insurance Insurance & Bonds Taxes. Licenses & Permits Legal & Professional Clubhouse Renovation Expense Promotional & Advertisement Office Expense Postage Expense Maintenance Expense Mowing Contract Expense 1/18/2019 Roads Roads (DCSRD #1) Ramp Gate Expense Security Expense Fire Dept Expense Special Lake Expense Interest Expense Electricity Phone Water Heat Fuel Dredge Fuel Trash Expense Campground Expense Deed / Lien Expense Cemetery Expense Activities Expense Misc Expense Fish Stocking Total Operating Expense

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Actual 135,897.27 116,463.30 52,501.70 104,274.61 6,683.45 1,994.00 4,688.65 34,118.74 6,955.84 6,053.21 33,354.82 76,781.55 34,462.14 12,420.00 20,056.29 12,859.00 9,642.23 4,296.90 38,457.14 2,410.00 95,614.25 1,833.81 8,941.34 8,768.63 85,008.92 4,354.86 55,825.35 7,400.25 9,329.76 4,028.24 30,148.73 7,021.15 13,651.30 7,472.43 594.75 7,102.72 3,595.14 1,065,062.47

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Income Budget 87,700.00 725,000.00 141,000.00 2,500.00 46,000.00 50,000.00 19,000.00 7,000.00

$ $ $ $

67,500.00 15,000.00 25,000.00 5,000.00

$ $ $

4,000.00 1,000.00 7,500.00

$ $ $ $ $

3,000.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 5,000.00 1,219,200.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Expense Budget 122,000.00 122,000.00 40,000.00 100,000.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 8,000.00 33,000.00 7,500.00 10,000.00 51,000.00 80,500.00 23,000.00 6,000.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Net Income from Operations


Less principal on dredge loan Less capital expenses Deferred Maint./Capital Project Expense Net change in cash position

$ $ $ $


Improper Parking: The parking of motor vehicles on the traveled portion of any street, road, or way within the subdivision is prohibited except for an emergency which does not allow immediate removal.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2019 Proposed 88,000.00 769,600.00 147,680.00 2,500.00 48,880.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 7,000.00 3,000.00 75,000.00 15,000.00 34,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 6,000.00 500.00 7,500.00 1,000.00 5,000.00 8,000.00 3,000.00 15,000.00 1,316,660.00

13,000.00 9,000.00 4,000.00 40,000.00 1,050.00 110,000.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 6,000.00 9,000.00 95,000.00 4,800.00 52,000.00 8,000.00 8,500.00 5,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 13,000.00 8,500.00 2,000.00 750.00 3,500.00 4,000.00 2,000.00 1,058,100.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2019 Proposed 134,000.00 130,000.00 40,000.00 110,000.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00 33,000.00 7,500.00 7,000.00 45,000.00 80,000.00 35,000.00 6,000.00 5,000.00 11,000.00 9,500.00 4,000.00 40,000.00 2,000.00 105,000.00 1,000.00 1,500.00 7,000.00 9,000.00 95,000.00 4,500.00 52,000.00 7,500.00 8,500.00 5,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 13,000.00 7,000.00 1,000.00 750.00 5,000.00 4,000.00 2,000.00 1,079,750.00

2018 Year End 264,669.20


2019 Proposed 236,910.00

(30,500.00) (88,727.52) (50,000.00) 95,441.68

$ $ $ $

(30,500.00) (120,000.00) (50,000.00) 36,410.00



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Board Candidate JAMES FUNK - LOT 2904 Current career setting: General Manager – Office Depot Number of years an Association Member: 7 years Previous VVA Board or committee service: Current Board Member, Campground Additional personal or family data: Married to Gina for 12 years. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. What qualities of Lake Viking led you to become a property owner? We loved the lakes location and the comforts that is showed us. The scenery and the peacefulness of the lake were very inviting. Describe aspects of your background that uniquely prepare you for Board service: I’m currently serving on the VVA Board. I believe that this last year has been a great learning experience. It has been eye opening to the behind the scenes working of the lake. What do you feel is the greatest challenge facing our Association? I feel the funding of the sediment structure is the greatest challenge we have in our future. What are the top two issues you want the Board to focus on? We need to stay focused on the long term prosperity of the lake and we need to be prepared for any unforeseen future expenses. Describe your vision for Lake Viking: I believe that the direction of the lake is headed in the right direction. Looking for ways to cut expenses and increase our revenue by thinking outside the box. This will keep the lake running for the future generations.

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Comparative Balance Sheet Viking Valley Association COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2018 December

Assets Current Assets 1050 Farmers Bank Checking 1052 BTC Bank Gen Checking 1056 BTC Bank CD #2 1057 BTC ICS 1089 BTC SPL Checking 1059 BTC Bank CD {A} 1061 State Farm Bank MM 1113 Farmers Bank Cemetery 1500.00 Petty Cash Total Current Assets Fixed Assets 1590 Current Year Cap Expenditures 1600 Equipment 1605 Buildings & Fixtures 1610 Accumulated Depr.-Equipment 1615 Lots Held For Resale 1620 Land (Lots) Total Fixed Assets Other Assets 1900 State Inc. Tax Prepaid 1910 Federal Inc. Tax Prepaid Total Other Assets Total Assets Liabilities & Equity Current Liabilities 2000 SIT Payables 2010 FIT Payables 2020 FICA Payables 2030 FUTA Payables 2040 SUTA Payables 2085 Insurance Witholding 2086 Garnishment / Support 2089 Simple IRA 2098 Commerce Bank (dredge) Total Current Liabilities Owners' Equity 3000 Investment in Fixed Assets 3560... Retained Earnings (400... Current Income Total Owners' Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

31, 2018 12/31/18

Recommendations/Proposals for 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda By-Law Changes: Standing Committees – Removal and dissolution



$85,332.48 $106,714.67 ($21,382.19) 9,505.20 0.00 9,505.20 31,205.36 30,548.13 657.23 530,680.56 374,168.70 156,511.86 0.00 623.55 (623.55) 225,665.28 225,665.28 0.00 29,102.03 29,662.03 (560.00) 16,694.33 16,816.65 (122.32) 500.00 500.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------928,685.24 784,699.01 143,986.23 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------88,727.52 0.00 88,727.52 2,334,389.65 2,334,389.65 0.00 754,017.78 754,017.78 0.00 (2,119,822.35) (2,119,822.35) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,935.33 26,935.33 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------1,084,247.93 995,520.41 88,727.52 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------0.00 0.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------2,012,933.17 1,780,219.42 232,713.75 ============ =========== ============

(These changes are administrative in nature and neither the Association nor its members will incur any cost.) Motion: The Cemetery Committee shall be removed as a standing committee. The responsibility of coordination for cemetery plot sales and maintenance will be conducted within the Association Office with oversight by the Board of Directors. Motion: The Nominating Committee shall be removed as a standing committee. The Board of Directors will designate a Special Nominating Committee as need arises. Motion: The Board of Directors proposes the movement and renaming of the current Dredge Committee to Dredge & Erosion Committee, from Sub-Committee to Standing Committee status and further expanding the committee’s responsibilities. This Committee shall serve as a research, monitor, and advisory committee to the Board of Directors regarding Lake Dredge operations, soil erosion and bank stabilization issues. The Committee shall consist of no less than 3 members or more than 5 members to include the Lake Manager, an ex-officio non-voting member. Motion: The Board of Directors proposes the movement of the Activities Committee from the status of Special Committee to Standing Committee. The Activities Committee shall consist of no less than 3 active members in good standing and shall work to promote fellowship and positive interaction among Association members. The committee may seek out or develop social opportunities in which members in good standing and their families can take part as well as identifying worthy projects and focus fundraising events that enhance the community and membership. ARTICLE XIV – ENFORCEMENT – Section 4. Infraction – Paragraph 2 (Pg 16 2018 Handbook)

511.99 1,733.31 (1,221.32) 0.00 57.68 (57.68) 0.00 73.54 (73.54) 0.00 38.27 (38.27) 0.00 379.50 (379.50) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100.52 1,100.52 0.00 105,506.83 137,151.97 (31,645.14) --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------107,119.34 140,534.79 (33,415.45) --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------599,143.73 599,143.73 0.00 1,042,000.90 789,272.96 252,727.94 264,669.20 251,267.94 13,401.26 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------1,905,813.83 1,639,684.63 266,129.20 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------2,012,933.17 1,780,219.42 232,713.75 ============ =========== ============

(Current) The actions taken by the Infraction Committee may, by notice given to the Board of Directors within thirty (30 d) days of the date final action is taken by the Infraction Committee, be appealed to the Board of Directors, and such appeal will be heard e novo by the Board at its regular meetings. Parties cited with violations may be represented by Counsel. (Proposed Addition in Italic) The actions taken by the Infraction Committee may, by notice given to the Board of Directors within thirty (30 d) days of the date final action is taken by the Infraction Committee, be appealed to the Board of Directors, and such appeal will be heard e novo by the Board at its regular meetings. Parties cited with violations may be represented by Counsel. A guest or Non-Member appealing an Infraction Committee decision to the Board of Directors must appear with the member property owner with whom they were a guest.



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Kyle’s Whiz Kids are trivia champs By Troy Lesan As the immortal Clint Eastwood character Dirty Harry once said: “Do you feel lucky? Well do you, punk?” If the answer is yes, then the 4th Annual Gallatin Rotary Trivia contest on Feb. 2 was the place for you. Questions ranged from birds (including angry birds) and bees (South African Killer Bees, of course) to Alice in Wonderland, Beatlemania, early MTV, geography, sports, yes, even Foghorn Leghorn, and so much more. For the mathematicians, there was even an equation, about as long as your arm, in which you were to identify the value of the X. Wonder if anyone got that right? The event, held at the Jamesport Spillman Center, included a silent auction (with an autographed picture of Patrick Mahomes) and was a big success. With the combined proceeds from the silent auction, registration fees, and, oh yes, the sale of mulligans, would you believe $5,000 raised for local charities? Eighteen teams competed and the champion was Kyle’s Whiz Kids. Once again the event featured plenty of participation from Lake Viking folks. Not only from Kyle Parkhurst, wife Sherry, and yours truly of Whiz Kids fame, but also from many other Association members. Tim Tadlock once again excelled as MC. And . . . “hey, don’t forget, we were winners last year,” Markay August and Peggy Lankford of Vintage Teachers have already reminded me. Once again, it was all about the great trivia questions which always make these events a learning experience. Did you know, for example, that the humble Paw Paw, native to Missouri, is the largest edible fruit that grows on a tree? Good information. And if you had looked at a world map lately, you would have surely been able to correctly answer which of the four cities – Cape Horn, South Africa; Brisbane, Australia; Santiago, Chile; or Dunedin, New Zealand – is southernmost. And you surely can’t forget the 99-yard touchdown run that Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys made . . . in 1983! Once again Daren Adkins did a masterful job with the presentation which was further enhanced by the Jeopardy music during the suspense-filled contest. Incidentally, there was a Clint Eastwood question; what kind of gun did Dirty Harry use? Hey, I’m not telling. It’s your turn to guess, and the question was a two pointer.

And the winners are . . . Kyle’s Whiz Kids: Troy Lesan, Tom and Deanna Powell, Bart and Sarah German, Kyle and Sherry Parkhurst.

Susan & Len Zalenski are brainstorming for team Maximum Impact.

Master Gardener Classes just in time for spring By Tim Baker, MU Regional Horticulturist I strongly suspect that most people are like me…after the Polar Vortex, snow, and multiple ice storms, I am ready for spring. The promise of nice, warm, sunny spring days ahead really sounds good. I also look forward to teaching another year of Master Gardener classes. As MU Extension Horticulturists, we enjoy meeting and teaching other people who share our enthusiasm with growing plants. To become a Master Gardener, you don’t have to be an expert. All that is required is an interest in gardening, and a desire to serve your community using your gardening skills. Before someone is certified as a Master Gardener, they must undergo extensive training for 11 classes. Master Gardeners are taught about all aspects of gardening. Topics include plant growth, soils, diseases, insects, fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, and many others. After they graduate, Master Gardeners are required to fulfill 30 hours of service to the community. That’s really not too difficult. Every month, Master Gardeners meet as a group at several locations, and come up with volunteer projects to work on. Master Gardeners include adults of all ages and come from a wide variety [Continued on next page]

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VVA Board Minutes Cemetery Committee: No report Infraction Committee: No report Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall reported Shad is working on getting the dredge ready to go for this year and will start as weather permits. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. Dredge: The pump is back and we should be getting the star wheels and drive motors back next week to put the dredge back together and ready for another year. 2. Snow Removal / treatment: We have not had any winter for the last four years, but this one is making up for it. We have spent a substantial amount of money on overtime hours, salt and fuel already this year. 3. The amount of treatment and plowing of our roads this winter has taken its toll on some of our roads, especially the cul de sacs. There will need to be a lot of pot hole filling and asphalt patching done in some areas. 4. Road Budget: The damage to the roads from snow and ice is a concern for the road budget this year. It may mean less chip and sealing in the fall. Financials: Troy Lesan moved to approve the financial statements. Mike Booth seconded; motion passed. Guest Time: No Guest Time Board Action 1. Bathrooms in garages: Flint Hibler discussed with the board the growing number of requests of putting bathrooms in garages. The concern would be, are people wanting to put living quarters in their garages? This would be a violation of our restrictions. Restriction #3 prohibits



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more than one dwelling on a lot. Phil Stockard asked Flint and the Build- of backgrounds. Some ing Committee to write up some rec- have extensive knowlommendations regarding this issue edge, and others come and present them at the April board ready to learn. But they meeting. all have two traits in 2. Septics on non-adjoining lots: common: a love of garThe Building Committee has a house dening and a desire to permit that is going to require the help others. septic to be placed on another lot, but And Master Gardenthe closest lot would be at the end of ing is a lot of fun as well. a cul de sac and across the street. Our monthly meetings The concern would be that people are are an enjoyable time to wanting to bore under the road. The get together with fellow board agreed to let them bore un- gardeners, and learn der the road with Mike Booth being from each other. the only board member not in agreeIn late March and ment. Flint Hibler was asked again early April, University to come up with some guidelines for of Missouri Extension these instances of going across or will be starting another down the road with a septic system. series of training classShad Mort offered to help write these es. We will be meeting guidelines. on Tuesday and ThursAdjourn: Phil Stockard moved day evenings, from 6 to to adjourn into executive session to 9 p.m., at several locadiscuss legal issues and personnel at tions around Northwest 7:35 p.m. James Funk seconded; mo- Missouri. Rightbefore now, Save to current week folder tion passed. plans call for classes in Attendance: Sherry Krehbiel, lot 559; Resa & Doug Wiltse, lot 494; Len Zalenski, lot 364; Jim Miller, lot 455; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, lot 385; Mark & Stephanie Closterman, lot 1900; Don & Carolyn Leeper, lot 22; Mary Hibler, lot 183; Robert Hayes, lot 389; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281/Fire Dept.; Dennis Schlaiss, lot Reduced or Enlarged 1080/1081; Robert Walton, lot 217; Volume Discounts Tammy Engleman, lot 2033; Missy Leggett, lot 72; Shad Mort, Lake Manager; Sally Zerbe, lot 2528/OfGallatin Publishing Co. fice. 609B South Main Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and a samOpen Weekdays 8-5 pling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members. Respectfully Submitted, Mike Booth, Secretary Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

St. Joseph, Plattsburg, and Albany. Master Gardeners receive a core manual of class topics from University of Missouri Extension. This will be included with your registration fee in electronic form on a USB flash drive. The cost for the training classes will be $110. If spouses attend together, the cost for the couple will be $195 if a second core manual is not required. The Grounds for Gardening notebook and

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Dumpsters (Building Regulations) - page 19 of handbook: Dumpsters and/or a portable receptacle capable of containing construction debris will be required for onsite construction, at the property owner’s expense, but is not limited to: New home construction, garages, hangers and home additions. Other projects that may require the use of a dumpster or receptacle will be determined at the time a permit is approved. Both the permit and the job site placard will identify the container requirement. A dumpster or receptacle on new home, garage, hanger or home addition construction is not required until the foundation is completed. Only scrap lumber may be piled outside of the container and burned on the job site in accordance with burning rules and guidelines. Material waste where no permit or dumpster/receptacle was required may be placed in the appropriate receptacle in the maintenance yard in accordance with refuse disposal restrictions and yard disposal rules. Failure to secure and maintain a debris receptacle will result in a minimum $250.00 fine. (2/2018) Smoking in Clubhouse - page 38 of handbook: Smoking in the Clubhouse is prohibited at any time. (2/2018)

The Gallatin DAR Chapter and Dungy’s Super Market in Gallatin have partnered in a project that will help the chapter raise funds to serve veterans and active duty military. The Gallatin Chapter DAR is inviting the community to join in this noexpense endeavor. The chapter would like to take advantage of a program offered by the Best Choice grocery brand company. It is available to 501c3, notfor-profit entities to raise funds. The program offers money in exchange for Best Choice product bar code labels. The local DAR chapter spoke with Dungy’s Market and the store has happily agreed to offer space to place a collection bin at their front counter. Dungy’s carries Best Choice products Pictured left to right are Markay August, DAR Chapter Regent, in their market, so the brand is readily Rikki Dungy, and Gina Dixon, Chapter Vice Regent. available locally. Community members may then drop off the labels they collect from Best It does take a lot of labels, so please consider Choice products that they use when they come to collecting the labels and dropping them in the colshop. The DAR ladies will pick up the labels, pro- lection bin. The monies received will help the locess them and mail periodically to collect from the cal DAR Chapter to finance activities and events Best Choice Company. to serve and honor our US military veterans and active service members. This is a no lose opportunity for all.

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Prairie chicken viewing event offered this spring A free prairie chicken viewing event is being offered this spring at Dunn Ranch in Harrison County by The Nature Conservancy and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The ranch is located west of Eagleville. The Conservancy’s Dunn Ranch has several leks, the spring mating grounds where males strut in the dawn hours and make booming sounds to attract females. Reservations are required. The viewing blind provided by MDC holds eight people. Space is limited and blind reservations are already full for some days. The viewings will be Thursday through Sunday, starting March 28 and ending on April 20. Visitors must arrive before dawn to walk to the meeting times and locations will be currentblind. weekExact folder before altering this ad. provided upon reservation.

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March 9 ......................................... Wine and Cheese Tasting March 23 ........................................................... Sip and Paint April 13 ................................................. Spring Garage Sales April 20 ................................ Easter Egg Hunt (in afternoon) Game Night (in evening) May 4 .............................................................. Cinco De Mayo June 15 .................................................................. Poker Run July 6 .............. July 4 Celebration, Craft Fair in Clubhouse Fireworks in evening July 27 ................................................ Patio Party with band August 10 ............................................... Kids games in park September 7 ................................................. Scavenger Hunt September 14 ............................................ Fall Garage Sales October 5 ...... Beer and Brats with Levi Garrison and Sons October 26 ....................... Halloween activities in afternoon & Halloween Party in evening November 2 ................................. Firefighters Chili Cook-off

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Bruce Everett Griffin Jr., 82, of Altamont, MO, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Bruce was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Corinth, Mississippi, to parents Bruce and Della Griffin. Following high school, Bruce joined the Army and served from 1956 to 1958. Following his time in the service, Bruce moved to Chicago and specialized as an electrical engineer at Autoquip Corporation, where he met and married Ethel L. Pearce in 1966. Bruce and Ethel spent 29 years together before her death. Bruce was an avid lover of golf. When he wasn’t at the golf course, Bruce could be found drawing horses and John Wayne, and he had an affinity for Native American art. He specialized with chalk drawings and was an amazing artist. He also traveled extensively to places including Hawaii, Little Rock, Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama. He is preceded in death by his wife and his son, Richard Allen Griffin. Bruce is survived by his son, Robert and his wife Jayne Griffin of Maricopa, Arizona; his sister, Sandra South of Jasper, Alabama; his niece, Sheri Holt of Lake Mary, Florida; his nephew, Stephen South of Westmont, Illinois; his niece, Marie Burt of Morris, Illinois; his daughter-in-law, Teresa Salsbury; his sister-in law Mary & Walter Ratzkewitsch of Lombard, Illinois, and his special partner with whom he spent 22 years in life, Naomi Johnson of Altamont, Missouri. Bruce also leaves behind his grandchildren, Jasmine Peyton of Richmond, Virginia, Jordan Griffin of Chandler, Arizona; Joel Griffin, Rachael Griffin, and Benjamin Griffin all of Maricopa, Arizona, Matthew Griffin of Wyoming, Minnesota, and Felicia Griffin of Glencoe, Minnesota; and his great-grandchildren, Blake Salsbury of Glencoe, Minnesota, Arya Harris and Kylo Harris, both of Chandler, Arizona, to cherish his memory. A funeral service was conducted in Bruce’s honor on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lake Viking Church, 18842 Otter Avenue, Gallatin, Missouri 64640. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bruce’s memory to be made to “House of Liberty for All Nations,” 20987 North John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, Arizona 85139. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In Memory of Bill Reed Aug. 21, 1934 - Feb. 3, 2019 Bill was well-known in the community for his volunteer work at the Adventist Community Service Center. This includes the Thrift Shop, Daviess Do Not Change This File. County Food DEFAULT Bank, and the -Daviess County Commodities. He will be missed Save to current week folder before altering thisprayers. ad. by many in the community. Please keep his family in your

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About your Trash Service ...

Just a reminder to all members with dwellings or commercial buildings, you must pay for trash service to the trash removal company providing the service. Full time residents will pay for 12 months of trash service and weekend or part-time residents will pay for 6 months of trash service (April 1 thru September 30.) If you need the phone number for our trash service, please contact the association office, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for more information @ 660-663-2131. Anyone setting trash out prior to pickup day must have trash in a container with a closeable / sealable lid. (This was adopted, by motion, at the Board of Directors meeting on August 10, 2008.)

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a) All King Citydwelling Lumberowners (houses, mobile homes and dwellings of a similar construc208 E. Putnam tion) will have their lot number prominentKing City, MO 64463 ly 660-535-4337 displayed so that it is clearly visible from theCurrent roadway. Notes: July 2016: Four New Pix b) Lettering and numbering needs to3716, located h/customers/king city lumber/ be0174, at least 3 inches 3808, 4466 high and sign colors need to be contrasting colors so the sign is easily read. c) Owners having multiple adjoining lots may include on the sign at the principle residence. d) Lots with structures (shelters, sheds, boat or swimming docks, decks, etc.) will have their lot number(s) prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the water (on lake front lots) and from the road way. e) As of August 1, 2014, all docks must have their lot numbers displayed on the lower right side of the dock, facing the water. All lake front dwellings will have lot numbers clearly visible from the water. This rule is in place for your safety in case of an emergency! Safety, Fire Department, First Responders and Ambulance personnel need to be able to see your address and lot numbers to respond!!

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Lake Viking 2019 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Ramona Miller, Janet Yuratovich, Janet Hillman, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Board of Directors President, Phil Stockard; 1st Vice President, Mike Krehbiel; 2nd Vice President, Flint Hibler; Secretary, Mike Booth; Asst. Secretary/Sgt. of Arms, James Funk; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Asst. Treasurer, Susan Zalenski. Viking Valley Association Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Building Committee Doug Wiltse, Jim Miller, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building Permits require approval by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Cemetery Committee Shad Mort, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Cemetery plots are available; contact the Association office at 660-663-2131 for further information. Community Strategic Planning Tony Gronniger, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Robert Hayes, Sherry Parkhurst, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Kenny Southwick, Lana Southwick, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Phil Stockard Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Mike Krehbiel, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Phil Stockard, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Kyle Parkhurst, Donna Archibald, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford, Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Troy Knight, Gary Covey, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Troy Lesan, Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Ramona Miller, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel (Board Contact) Special Road District Mark Leggett, Ron Spidle, Troy Knight Volunteer Fire Department Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, Len Zalenski, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Fire Department Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. at the firehouse in the association main parking lot. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting.

Public Water Supply Dist. #3 Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2022 - Sub-District #4; Randy Tague term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #1; Arlo Aschbrenner, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the PWSD No. 3 office. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771. For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills. Payments received after 4 p.m. in the drop box will post the following day.



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144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 Office Address: Office Hours:MO 64640 144 E. Main, Gallatin, April 1 - Labor Day Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 - Labor Day Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Day after Labor Day - March 31 Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

Property Owners

You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATV vehicles or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission.

Fishery Guidelines

Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer. Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day. Walleye: Fisherman can keep Walleye at least 21” in length, release all catches under 21”.

Mowing Regulations

You are required to have your lot mowed by May 1st, June 1st and September 1st of each year. If you do not keep your lot mowed, or hire a contract mower, the Association will mow it, and bill you $80.00 for each mowing.

The Association does not want to be in the mowing business.

Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early. The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News.

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Jason Burns......................................... 660-605-2151 Mike Cline............................................. 816-465-0092 Eric Critten.......................................... 660-663-9122 Randy Gatton....................................... 660-663-9348 Mark Hoig................. 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston..............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jeff Johnson........................................ 660-334-0604 Jim Miller..............................................816-520-3280 Gary Salmon........................................660-663-9363

Please Keep Control of Your Dogs

Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

Building Permit Notice

Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake privileges. Any construction not in compliance with these regulations could result in forced relocation of the structure.



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Anytime you are burning brush, etc., on your lot, make certain you are burning on your lot and not someone else’s property. Unattended burning is prohibited and burning is not allowed when winds are in excess of 15 mph and shall be subject to an Infraction Ticket and fine.

Member Reminders

• Helmets are required to be worn when operating a motorcycle within the Lake Viking Subdivision. • Goose population control is hard to manage... The first step in this process is DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!

Emergency Phone Numbers * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY ....................911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept...............................911 To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol.................660-663-2204 * Sheriff, Daviess Co...........................660-663-2031 or 663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) ....1-800-525-5555

***************** Important Phone Numbers * Association Office.............................660-663-2131 * Maintenance Barn.............................660-663-2777 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant).....660-663-2771 Roger Barker - (Emergency after hours)....660-334-0100

* Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000.660-663-3722 * Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9...660-663-2134 * Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc. * During business hours............1-800-279-0496 * After Hours...............................1-800-927-5334 * Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.1-800-346-6844 or 1-800-778-7652 * Windstream Telephone Company * Customer Service (Residential).1-800-501-1754 * Repair Service.............................1-800-782-6206


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The Association provides dumpsters for the Beaches, Campgrounds and some Community Areas, for the purpose of accumulated trash in these areas, not day to day household trash. Please DO NOT dump building materials of ANY kind, such as lumber, sheetrock, shingles, etc. in these dumpsters.

Attention Members

The Viking Valley Fire Department will be meeting the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 9 a.m. at the Fire Station. The Sirens will be tested at this time.

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The Board of Directors would like to recommend that all private ramps be chained and locked when not in use by property owner.

JUST A REMINDER SPEED CREATING EXCESSIVE WAKE: Trolling speed will be used when approaching within seventy-five (75) feet of boat docks, marina, and coves marked with Association buoys, or other areas marked with permanent or temporary Association buoys.



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Gallatin Shopko will close in May; over 250 Shopko stores to liquidate It’s official. Gallatin’s Shopko store was listed among additional store closings on the Shopko website announced recently — and the list of store closures is long. Gallatin will be closing on May 5; Trenton will close on May 12. Closing dates are approximate. Liquidation at the Gallatin store began on Feb. 8. Speculation churns about prospects of a pharmacy to open in Gallatin, independent and apart from Shopko, but right now local consumers are scurrying to do business at pharmacies in neighboring towns. Shopko and its affiliated companies on Jan. 16 filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors, citing assets of less than $1 billion and liabilities between $1 billion and $10 billion. The Green Bay,

Wisconsin-based retailer filed for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The reorganization plan called for Shopko to close more than 100 stores and sell its pharmacy business to put it in a position to emerge from bankruptcy as a profitable, but smaller, company. There are over 251 Shopko stores throughout the U.S. which will be liquidated, including all Missouri stores. Other stores are located in Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Washington, Utah, Michigan, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.

MDC schedules Feb. 23 ice fishing workshop If weather cooperates, free workshop will be offered with fishing at Happy Holler Lake St. Joseph, Mo. – A long, bitter cold spell in winter has an upside, especially if you like ice fishing and catching fish on light tackle through a hole cut in the ice. Weather permitting, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free ice fishing workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Happy Holler Lake Conservation Area northeast of Savannah in Andrew County. MDC staff will teach ice fishing safety and equipment, what species to fish for and where to get them, and fishing techniques. Staff will auger holes in the ice, demonstrate fishing techniques, and help anglers do some fishing on the ice. Bait and tackle will be provided. Anglers are encouraged also to bring their own gear if they have it. This workshop is subject to ice conditions and will require cooperation by winter weather to occur. The workshop will be cancelled if ice conditions are not favorable or if the weather is too cold. Participants will need to dress appropriately for the outdoors in February. Participants are asked to pre-register by calling MDC’s Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph, 816-271-3100. If calling after hours, participants may register by leaving their name, phone number, and the number of people in their party planning to attend. For more information about fishing in Missouri, visit

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Lake Viking youth raise $5,300 at spaghetti dinner ... By Troy Lesan (Photos by Gary Jones)

It’s nice to be able to write about the win-win situations . . . like the youth spaghetti dinner and auction at the Lake Viking Church held Feb. 10. The spaghetti and desserts were very tasty, but it was the big auction, afterward, that really put the icing on the cake. Literally, because there were a lot of cakes with icing and a whole lot of other good stuff auctioned off by Pastor Robert Nelson. The main reason that there was so much stuff at the auction can be directly attributed to Church Super-Secretary Jo Gould who traipsed all around the countryside and signed up nearly 60 sponsors!

There was an entire page in a recent church bulletin listing them; they were from seven communities in four different counties. Sponsors gave either cash donations or items to be auctioned. Boy, did they ever. The auction featured 60 different gift certificates This Oreo cake was a high and many other di- dollar item. verse items ranging from movie DVDs to a bidding. The secret is to nice stained glass win- bake a pie or cake that dow to a set of hunting someone really likes knives. and watch the bidding This youth spaghet- take off. This year was ti dinner has become no exception. An Oreo a tradition in recent cake brought $80, and years. Held in Febru- after a lively round of ary and featuring good bidding, some cupcakes food, good auction were sold for $101. items, and last but not (Wow! Were there gold least a tremendous ar- bullion shavings in the ray of cookies, pies, and frosting of those cupcakes up for auction. cakes?) Anyone who has been Like I said, this event to one of these events was a story that was a knows that those pies win-win situation. A and cakes really bring good dinner, great desin the money as the re- serts, good fellowship, sult of some pretty in- good fun, and great tense and competitive generosity from friends

Randy Goin (rear right) along with some of the LV Church Youth take a time out after a busy day.

contributed to the good turnout. All totaled the youth of Lake Viking Church made a whopping $5,310!!!! Lake Viking Church Youth Director Randy Goin and Pastor Robert Nelson would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event. The Lake Viking Youth continue to build on this positive tradition. Like I said: a winwin situation. Is Pastor Robert preaching another sermon? No. He’s auctioning a cake.

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Native son hired as Gallatin’s city administrator Lance Rains of Gallatin has been hired as city administrator for Gallatin, having been selected from a field of six applicants who hailed from as far away as New York. “I plan to make Gallatin a better place,” says Lance. Lance graduated from Gallatin High School in 1987, and the University of Missouri in 1992. He has a general agriculture major and minors in agriculture economics, food science nutrition, animal science, and hotel and restaurant management. After graduating, Lance was employed with Green Hills Regional Planning Commission (GHRPC) in 1993 and has been there ever since, serving 26 years. Starting on Oct. 3 during the Great Flood of 1993, he was flood coordinator for our 11-county area. His first four projects involved two levees and two demolitions at Brunswick and Dalton. Lance wrote the application for the City of Pattonsburg buyout, which originally began with $18 million. In the end state and federal emergency management agencies and other government agencies agreed to $12 million, after taking out the school, city buildings and churches. Since taking the planner position at Green Hills RPC Lance has assisted with over 200 applications to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which provided over $74 million dollars worth of CDBG Grant funds. Those funds were leveraged with funds from other sources to provide over $250 million dollars worth of improvements to the GHRPC 11-county area. Those projects included water improvements, wastewater improvements, bridge replacements, street upgrades, economic development projects, housing rehabilitation projects, and demolitions, to name a few. Lance was not only in charge of writing the grant applications but his responsibilities also included the administration of the projects as well as project management, bidding, payroll compliance, and environmental assessments creation. His job also included working with MoDOT, MoDNR, FEMA, SEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers, Homeland Security, and Hazard Mitigation. Each of those organizations provided much needed bridge gap financing to complete the projects throughout the GHRPC area. Lance and his wife Beth have two children. Jarod turns 20 at the end of this month, and Jenna, 15, has a birthday in May. Jarod is attending MU in the field of electrical engineering. He is in his

second year in college but he has enough hours to be considered a junior. Jarod is also a member of the MU Engineering Student Council and an officer of Alpha Gamma Rho. Jenna is a sophomore at Gallatin R-5 and is very active in FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, band, Student Council, and golf. Lance’s wife Beth works for the Department of Corrections. Lance has been involved with the Gallatin Theater League since 1999. He’s been in 20 spring plays, a dozen Chautauqua plays, and two fall plays. He’s been a member of the Gallatin Men’s Club since 1995 and is a member of the Gallatin Christian Church. Lance likes to hunt mushrooms and is a member of Missouri Mushroom Association, which doesn’t truly have a membership, only a website with updates on mushroom finds in the State of Missouri. He likes to hunt, fish, go to swine shows with his Show Family, and spend time with family and friends. In his spare time he works with his family on their farming operations on the outskirts of Gallatin. Lance says his first and foremost goal is to create a comprehensive plan for the City of Gallatin. This plan would cover water, sewer, streets, park, sidewalks, and the electrical grid.

“I want Gallatin to be more proactive in the updating of our infrastructure, which means I’m going to need public comments on the most important needs of the community,” he says. “We will have public hearings to discuss what the public feels are the biggest needs. The plan will be in fiveyear increments with a long term plan for the future. That way we have a road map for all the public to see what’s next on the list.” The comprehensive plan will help Gallatin receive grant funding. For instance, the sidewalks grant through MoDOT awards an extra 10 points for just having a plan, which can make the difference between whether a project is funded or not. The same advantage can be said about water, sewer and street grants. Another thing the residents of Gallatin have spoken to Lance about for years has been performing a demolition project. “A demolition project would also be part of a Public Hearing process from the public,” he says. “To make sure it’s really one of the top needs.” One of the major sources for grant funding, as shown by Gallatin’s recent sewer and water projects, is the Community Development Block Grant. Lance has 26 years of experience with CDBG. Lance sees a problem with the fact that Gallatin is not considered in the “low to moderate income” category. According to the 2010 Census Gallatin has an LMI rating of 44.48% and that percentage needs to be above 51%. That means that Gallatin needs to perform a “low to moderate income survey” to become eligible for grant funding. “When we send out a survey to residents, we need them back to make us eligible to save money on projects,” he says. An 80% return rate is needed to make the survey valid. Looking toward the future and challenges that may be faced by the City of Gallatin, Lance says he’d like to bring broadband to the City of Gallatin, which would be linked by a trunk line. “We could then entice younger professionals back to town,” he says. “They could live here and have the availability of high speed communications at their fingertips. It could help our town get younger and at the same time be at the cutting edge of technology.” Lance will begin his job as city administrator on Feb. 19. “My door is always open for anyone who wants to come in and visit,” he says. “I’m very excited, and a little nervous. It’s going to be a new experience for me. But I’m excited for that and ready to go.”

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MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk These are the fourth and fifth elk poaching cases since the restoration in 2011 The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. Shannon County is located in South Missouri. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents note no parts of either animal were removed. As is the case with most poaching incidents today, these actions had nothing to do with providing meat for a family. “It appears these poachers simply wanted to shoot elk for fun or out of spite, and that’s abhorrent,” said MDC’s Protection Division Chief Randy Doman. Doman said this marks the fifth known elk poaching incident since the elk population was restored in 2011. Elk poachings in the state also include an adult bull in December of 2015, a two-month-old calf in August of 2018, and a bull calf this past January. In the 2015 case, the poachers removed the bull’s antlers with a chainsaw and left it otherwise untouched in the woods where it fell. Doman said it’s important to note that poaching is not hunting, and poachers are not hunters. “These poaching incidents are ethically wrong and represent unacceptable moral conduct,” he said. “We know Missourians care about conservation, wildlife and the laws that protect their wildlife resources. These actions don’t represent the values of Missourians and hunters here.” When elk restoration began in Missouri in 2011, one of the projected benefits was an increase in tourism to the Missouri Ozarks. Visitor surveys conducted at the two self-guided driving elk tours at Peck Ranch and Current River conservation areas determined elk brought nearly $1.3 million in increased economic activity to the region in 2016. This data included regional economic impacts such as food, lodging and transport expenses of more than 11,000 visitors that toured these areas in 2016. Doman noted that poachers are not considering the economic detriment they cause for the area. “The restoration of elk is appreciated by many people, businesses and organizations in the area,” Doman said. “The citizens here take great pride in their hunting traditions and their wildlife resources. A healthy, growing elk

This is the carcass of a 10-year-old bull elk that was shot and left near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. An adult cow elk was also shot and left in the area. MDC asks that anyone with information on this poaching case call (573) 226-3616, ext. 226, or Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111. population brings significant economic and cultural benefits to these communities, and the senseless waste of the people’s resources should not be tolerated.” MDC announced in 2018 that plans for a limited elk hunting season may soon be forthcoming. However, poaching cases may impact both elk tourism and the timing of an elk hunting season. Anyone with information that could help with this investigation is encouraged to call (573) 226-3616, ext. 226 and leave a detailed message with your contact information, or you may call the Operation Game Thief (OGT) hotline at 1-800-392-1111. The hotline is managed 24 hours a day and callers may remain anonymous. Rewards are available. For more information about elk in Missouri, visit MDC’s website at https://

The sale of the pharmacy business was approved Jan. 28 in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, generating $52 million from the sale of 120 pharmacies to competitors, FEBRUARY 2019 according to an article in the Green Bay Lake Viking News Gazette. Walgreens Co. purchased the as-


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Terrariums Part I:

Growing small plants in a terrarium; Gallatin Police Chief Markdo Richards large, one structu fish tanks, jars will

Poles of progress Signs of improving wireless digital services are as evident as several 100-foot poles erected at locations in Daviess County by Windstream Communications. The Fixed Wireless sites are part of Windstream’s Kinetic Broadband expansion. The expansion also helps meet Windstream’s Connect America Fund (CAF) requirements. Depending on the terrain and the distance from the Fixed Wireless Site, customers should receive 25 to 100 megabits of kinetic broadband speed at qualifying locations, according to Terry Lockhart, Network Operations Manager for Windstream. The installations should be operational by the end of the first quarter, March 31. Windstream’s Missouri Fixed Wireless Deployment started in November 2018. Nine poles will be constructed. The new installations are distinctive with conduits from brackets atop the pole running down to connect to a groundmounted cabinet facility. You may have noticed these structures erected last fall at 22268 State Highway HH near Lick Skillet; 16012 State Highway UU near Jameson; or at 22646 Highway 69 near Pattonsburg; as well as the one (pictured) that has gone up on Highway 6, west of Winston. The other five poles will be located as follows: one at the junction of Highway VV and DD and I-35 near Civil Bend; one in McFall; one at Midway and Highway 13 toward Jameson; one at Kodiak and Highway DD, north Lake Viking; and one on Highway 69 and I-35 by the back entrance of Lake Viking.

led a discussion on used storm sirens damage, one med By Tim Baker, MU Regional Horticulturist for sale from nuclear power plants for peace disturbanc $7,500 per unit and $12,500 with An interesting aspect of plant science is theinstall. study of plantdents. growth requirements. These experiments often taken The police dep The used sirens are three tohave 14 years place within isolated growth chambers, where temperature, old. Richards suggested the park, the ferred two cases light, water, nutrients, and other environmental factors are south end of town, and the west side by state prosecutor carefully controlled. These expensive chambers are fascinatthe nursing home as possible locations ing, because they attempt to emulate the plant’s natural en-were delivered to and asked the board theyneeded wereforintervironment artificially. All the if factors growth arefor city court. provided setting that is isolatedstorm from its surroundings. ested in inaadding another siren in There are two d Of course, growth chambers are well beyond the financial resources of town. Mayor Ballew recommended a Public Works D most plant hobbyists. However, if you like the idea of experimenting with an siren be added in the park since there reported that a q isolated, controlled environment for plants, terrariums provide an interestare outside spring and summer acreceived for millin ing alternative. A terrarium consists of a closed glass or plastic container that tivitiessmall at the park. Chief Richards will hourswatered, of milling th contains plants. Soil and plants are placed in the container, and then sealed placing a glass or plastic over theHill container. The Jame contact thebyfederal surplus forcover addiStreet, plants are therefore isolated from tional details and present to the board. Street. Morey prov their surroundings, and only reChief Richards submitted quire a report projects for 2019. a little water and fertilizer on activity for Jan. 28: twoinfrequently. dogs at cuss and determin

While using transparent containers for plant growth has been with us since the Greeks, the modern techniques were developed in the 1800s by Dr. N.B. Ward in Two brothers have been London. charged second degree; tw Dr. Ward found that a seedling fern and grass growing with sexually assaulting two underage two counts of sex inside a closed bottle grewawell females while they lived at an Amish volving child und for four years without adding any residence in rural Hamilton,water located tion theHefirst de or removing the in cover. within Daviess County, according to the second published his findings in 1842 indegree book titled GrowthN. of Yoder, a probable cause statementa filed by “On theAlfred Plants in Closely Glazed Cases.” Kimberly A. Grebner, an investigator with statutory rape This led to the development of the with the Missouri State Technical Astory rape in the firs “Wardian case,” which became sistance Team. less than popular in the Victorian era. 14 years Daviess County warrants for the in the third d Containers tation for terrariums shouldwere be clear, for optimum light of ag arrests of Enos and Alfred Yoder than 14 years transmission. Almost any type of issued on Jan. 18, with bond set at ual misconduct inv container is acceptable, includ$85,000. On Jan. 28, both were taken 15; two counts of in ing old fish tanks, bottles, jugs, or intojars. custody. Enos wasof transparent arrestedcover in if you second glass You will need some type want todegree. have Morgan County, MO, where he have was Grebner an isolated system. You may, of course optionally an open container, but condu this will requireamore frequent care. attending residential treatment proterview on Nov. 1, To prepare your terrarium, start with some in sterile to be placed on gram. Alfred was incarcerated thegravelinterview on Dec. 2 the bottom. It is important that all ingredients (except the plants) be sterilMonroe County, IA, jail. atomical drawings ized before being placed in the container. The closed container has many adEnos RaytheYoder, 21, hasandbeen firmation. vantages, including exclusion of diseases insects. However, if patho-She int charged with in the first container old female gens or insects are statutory introduced byrape mistake, the closed will workand a 14 against you, since theintercourse conditions are ideal foratheir spread. Next, you will degree-sexual with perGrebner’s repo need a sterile soil mix. Commercial soil mixes high in peat moss are good. You son less than 14 years old; rape in the may also prepare your own mix, sterilizing it before use. In my next column, I will discuss selection of plants and other factors that go into making a successful terrarium.

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South Harrison to host fir GRC Interdivisional Show Getting plants comfortable in new bed Terrariums Part II:

Teams from 16 schools face off for GR

In my last column, I discussed the history of terrariums, and a few factors in selecting a terrarium and preparing the bed. When you select plants, several mustwill be kept First isas plant South Harrison Highthings School bein mind. mined teams a height. Although tallervery plants first can beGrand trimmed River back, this will require more sche the site of the their division work on your part, so shorter plants will work better. Conference Interdivisional Showcase, Spectator parki Light requirements must also be considered. Some plants require more pitting teams the league’s Eastdifferent light than others do. from It is important to remember that the six closed container areas ern and Western divisions against each son campus. can never be placed in direct sunlight, since it would “cook” the plants. You must evaluate the plant’s humidity standtoleration. A closed container other to also decide overall league Bus/shuttle are will provide a humid environment, so the plant must be suitable. Finally, the ings. for pick-up and d temperature requirement of the plant must be met. Some like warmer temIn the past teams have played inthe day. There wi peratures, others prefer cooler. terdivision at more different sites access to e Since you will games probably want than one kind of plant, you willpoints have around the league, but this year all 16 the high school fr to consider all these factors for each plant you want to include. Make sure that all of the plants you select work together for the schools will gather onwill Saturday, Feb. 9, conditions trancethat toyou the mid choose. at SHHS, for 8 girls games and 8 boys door entrance to th After preparing your terrarium and planting your selected plants, you will games that will decide final conference The cost of adm need to add some water. If this will be a closed container, this must be done standings. ference passes w carefully. It is easy to overwater, and once closed, the water will stay there. Under new format, games willtoo much. Fans leaving It’s better tothe err on the side of too little water, than You can al- the e ways add more if needed, but only way to remove excess wristband water is to leave be split between thethehigh school gym if they w the cover off until it evaporates. Once the proper amount of water is added, and middle school gym, beginning at out being charged close the container and relax. As the plants transpire water, it will recycle 9 a.m. and concluding with the chamfee. Concessions within the container. You may not need to add water for some time. pionship boys matchup at 9 p.m.forIndiboth high scho If this sounds like the perfect winter project you, give us a call.the We have matchups have yet to be deter- as well as a list of avidual guide sheet (G6520) which gives detailed instructions, plants suitable for terrariums and their requirements.


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